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u.s. senator. election day also saw voters decide on a series of landmark ballot initiatives to rewrite state laws. advocates of marriage equality ended tuesday with four out of four victories, as voters legalized same-sex marriage in maine and maryland, upholding same-sex marri washington state and defeating a measure to ban same-sex marriage in minnesota. in addition to same-sex marriage, maryland voters also affirmed the dream act, allowing undocumented immigrants to receive in-state tuition. in florida, voters defeated a measure that called for amending the state constitution to restrict abortion rights and bar public funds from funding abortions. in california, voters defeated ballot measures to repeal the death penalty and another that would have required labeling of genetically modified foods. a separate measure to ease penalties for nonviolent offenses under california's three strikes law was approved. california voters rejected measure that would have curbed the political influence of unions. in montana, voters overwhelmingly approved a measure that would limit corpo
in libya. senior u.s. counter tearrism officials who felt they were being kept out of the loop. the state department never gave that stand down order that we have reported. all of this while the men chosen to protect the u.s. ambassador could not be trusted. peter doocy has the story from washington. >> we are four-days away from the presidential election. it is back to business as both candidates take swings at each other and the lathes jobs number. doug luzader is live with more on that. >>> that's the big question what will the unemployment rate be? this is what economists are expecting 7.9 percent. if that's the case that is a slight increase over last month. both of these guys are preparing for that it will depend on the overall size. >> i think it's a confidence game when people go to the poll on tuesday. they are going to ask themselves do i feel good about the future? do i feel good about barack obama moving forward or is mitt romney right we are not moving forward we are moving in the right direction. >> the president address ago crowd in colorado yesterday and say he carried fou
or top aide i should say, also telling reporters that the u.s. and israel both want an end to the rocket fire. that's coming from the gaza strip. president obama has also spoken to the leaders of egypt and turkey, and the administration feels they have the ability to encourage hamas to end this violence. >> and while this situation in the mideast develops, president obama is on his way to southeast asia. deputy national security advisor ben rhodes says working with that region will be a critical part of the president's second term, and ultimately his foreign policy legacy. president obama will first arrive at thailand before moving on to cambodian and then on monday, he will make history by becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar. >> jamie: and the white house is now reporting that president obama has set up a meeting with congressional leaders the week after thanksgiving. no doubt they will discuss how to avoid the fiscal cliff. that's a series of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in the beginning of next year. at that point the tax rates are expected
and outline the next steps i will take. as background, puerto rico has been a u.s. territory since 1898. the island is home to 3.7 million american citizens who cannot vote for president, are not represented in the senate, and elect a nonvoting member to the house. federal law is supreme in puerto rico but its residents are treated unequally under many federal programs. voters were first asked whether they want puerto rico to remain a territory. over 1.7 million people answered. which is about 75% of registered voters on the island. 54% said they did not want the current status to continue while 46% said they did. voters were then asked to express their preference among the three viable alternatives to the current status. statehood, free association and independence. over 1.3 million people chose an option. 61% voted for statehood. 33% voted for free association. and 5.5% voted for independence. in addition, 472,000 voters did not provide an answer. this marked the first time voters were directly asked whether they want puerto rico to remain a territory. one of the two main political pa
that is not a foreign policy. you know, it sounds like he's talking about the u.s. being out front first, and the you know, the rest being alone. i think this administration came in and found a number of our alliances and partnerships afraid in the post-iraq period because of, you know, the previous years and the previous administration. and i think this president has sought to adopt an approach to american leadership that really inspires and enabled others to step up and contribute alongside us. on the theory that that collective action on the part of the international community is much more effective in dealing with the kind of threats and challenges that we face today. you can see it in the 49 nation coalition that's been built in afghanistan. you can see it with regard to how we've gone after al qaeda globally with partners on the ground. we can see it in the most crippling sanctions regime ever put in place with regard to iran, where countries like china and russia, along with our traditional allies and a number of other states across the world have stepped up to impose the sanctions together. a
if they had not met previously. when the woman replied that they had come a pat asked about her stay in the u.s. acquired wishers in the hallway. the woman explained she was returning in a few days and hope to catch a glance of the president before she went home. i've been arranged for the woman to be given a seat at the dinner so she could hear the speech. nixon then lost the hearts are continuing to the previous engagement. i use the story to be different type visit to exemplify several key points i wish to make about pat nixon and her public role. more particularly about her role as foreign diplomat. the path that a woman during one of her trial a second review. the traveling she does was the best part of her job as a political wife. sector, is not the wife of ambassador were statesmen. she was just a young woman who would come to the united states versus the second lady and had come to the united states to study. she treated everyone should not as if they were the most important person in the world. the people she met sensors and scared and responded to it. third, she was happiest in her ro
was banned. one of his goals is to create a state ruled by islamic or sharia laws. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. the egyptian government banned the muslim brotherhood because of its suspected role in the assassination plot of the president. bill: later this hour general jack keane is here to talk about the recent turmoil in egypt and claims morsi is a new kind of pharaoh for egypt. martha: twin car bombs in damascus, syria, the blast targeted an area known to be loyal to president bashar al-asaad. then people ran out to help those who were injured in that initial explosion and then came the second large explosion. according to the estimates. 40,000 syrians have died in all of this horrific violence in syria that has been going on now for two years. bill: we are just getting started. $2 and a dream. so many lining unto buy a ticket for one of the largest lottery jackpots we have ever seen. we'll take you to one town where folks to sure use a half billion prize. martha: ambassador susan rise expected on capitol hill. she faced a tough crowd
auto makers also improved u.s. auto numbers. biggest one toyota sales up 16%. analysts say there could be number jump in the future as folks along the east coast are suddenly going to need new vehicles to replace those ones full of water and sand. all those positive economic reports plus some strong corporate earnings resulted in green arrows everywhere today. it looks great. all the major indices rose more than a%. do you up 136, nasdaq up 42. s&p up 15. prosecutors in pennsylvania charged the former president of the pennsylvania state university accusing him of trying to cover up the crimes of gerri sandusky that of cricket convicted child rapist. sandusky will likely spend the rest of his days in prison after a jury convicted him of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. now the then school president graham spannier is accused of hushing up abuse complaints against the coach. is he charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children and conspiracy. prosecutors claim he knew he was lying to investigators. just within the past few minutes, security sources have giv
if you are a member of the u.s. senate and the fbi has been trying to talk to this man in tunisia. tunisia has said no and then you and senator chandliss got into it two nights ago and voila, you could talk to him. >> i wrote a letter three days ago to the ambassador, u.s. ambassador, tunisia ambassador to the united states saying this is a defining moment in our relationship. i know tunisia well. i know the prime minister. and within two days we were able to get the fbi on the ground. i want to thank the tunisian government for making this person available to be interviewed by our lawenforcemr investigative team. it is not enough to write questions. you have to be on the ground to look people in the eye and too yearia came through and two days after the letter here we are. >> greta: and it is quite extraordinary because the investigation has been stuck and my hat goes off to you forgetting it down, for picking up the ball and running with it. but the president of the united states i suspect has just as much influence if not more than two u.s. senators so what is your explanation
, tunisia and egypt. the u.s. institute of peace post this to our discussion. >> good morning, everyone. i am steven heydemann, middle east initiative at the u.s. institute of peace and we are delighted to see you all here at today's session on security sector reform in the arab world. i think some of those who rsvp may have been scared away by the false rumor that you would be subjected to a political polling experience following the panel. that's not the case that you don't need to worry about that. were very pleased to have you out here with this morning. i would like to stress that our topic this morning i think is both particularly important, but also especially urgent. i don't think that it is an exaggeration to say that what happens with the security sectors in the arab world over the coming year or so, and by security service, i mean the police, the armed forces and most of all of course the very substantial intelligence apparatus is that exist in every arab country, that what happens with those sectors of the bureaucracy in the arab world will let her sleep determined the fate of
clinton says the u.s. strongly condemns the bombing and is ready to provide any assistance that israel requires. there were high hopes for a truce when she arrived in israel less than 24 hours ago but the bombing and israel's response launching new attacks in gaza is a dramatic setback. she's still pushing for a longer term solution. >> the goal must be security and advances the security of palestinians and israelis. >> there are reports that the tentative outline of a truce calls for a 72-hour cease-fire to give more time for some sort of diplomatic breakthrough. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. new this morning, general john allen is back at his job as a top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan. allen returned to kabul after the announcement between the general and the general petraeus scandal. allen was supposed to testify before the senate committee on his nomination to become the commander of u.s./european command and the top nato general but that nomination is on hold. his return to afghanistan comes the day as the same day the
for families across the northeast as sandy claims more lives. >> the storm is now blamed for 106 death in the u.s. new york state was hit with the worst with 48 of those deaths and 22 people died in new jersey. overall, the storm has killed 175 people when you include the number from canada and the caribbean. >>> the superstorm left entire communities devastated and homes broken in half or completely washed away. i had the chance to see some of it first-hand this week. i saw heartbreaking damage and found a danger still lurking. for days, this part of the new jersey coast has been a ticking time bomb. natural gas lines have been spewing gas. we took a boat ride to see the threat for ourselves. the damage trully unimaginable. we came out here in search of the natural gas leaks, but you can see there is plenty of damage here, as well. just take a look at this house here in the distance, this is in the town of manalokin completely broken in half. swing over here, this house used to be over there on land and now it's sitting in the middle of the water. people up and down the coast have been anxiously
, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. six after the hour. >>> both of virginia's u.s. senators will continue to be democrats. tim kaine defeated george allen in the race to succeed jim webb. kaine won by six points in that race. it had been one of the most closely watched campaigns in that country. megan mcgrath is live at the tim kaine campaign headquarters right now. >> reporter: you can see that campaign signs are up along the road. the election is over. governor tim kaine defeated republican george allen. kaine thanked his supporters at a victory party in richmond last night. this race received national attention. democrat jim webb announced his retirement, and the republican party saw it as a real opportunity to gain a seat in the senate, a seat previously held by george allen before he was defeated by webb. millions of dollars were spent by groups outside of virginia in an effort to influence the outcome of this race. in the end, the voters picked tim kaine to be their u.s. senator. >>t's all about partnership. it's all about putting the country first, and virginia knows
to get this economy going. >> woodruff: we have two takes on the battle for the u.s. senate, beginning with the big money being spent in the most competitive races. we talk with npr's tamara keith. >> brown: and from arizona, we have the story of a former surgeon general challenging a six-term congressman for an open seat. >> woodruff: plus on the daily download, margaret warner looks at another way to reach out to voters with last minute messages on twitter. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the losses in life and property kept growing today, in the wake of "sandy". the death toll reached 92 and the focus on physical damage shifted to new jersey, where the monster storm blasted barrier islands and other
a seat. more women got elected to the u.s. senate than at any time in u.s. history. the republican presidential nominee and vice presidential nominee both lost their home states. missouri and montana and west virginia chose democratic governors. west virginia chose its first gay state legislature. so did north dakota. west virginia and north dakota? yeah, seriously. joe lieberman's old seat went to a real democrat in connecticut. the proportion of young people voting compared to 2008, it went up. same with african-americans, up from 2008. same with latinos, up from 2008, not down, up. if you are a liberal or if you are rooting for the democrats, last night was a very, very, very big night. and, oh, yeah, this happened. president barack obama, yes, will go down in history as our nation's first african-american president. but he will also go down in history as the most successful democratic presidential candidate since fdr. president clinton got re-elected too, i know, but only barack obama got re-elected with not just big electoral college margins, but also with majority wins in the
. she asked about her stay in the u.s. and implied on what she was doing in the hallway. the woman explained that she was returning to india in a few days and hope to catch a glance of the president before she went home. she then arranged for the woman to be given a seat at the dinner so that she could hear the speech as well as see the president. nixon then left the hall to continue on to the engagement. i used the story because i think it exemplifies several key points i wish to make about pat and her public role. particularly about the role of foreign diplomats. first, she met the woman during one of her travels as first lady. the traveling she did as first and second lady was the best part of her job. as a political wife. second, she was just a young woman who had come to the united states and had come out to see the second lady and see the united states to study. she treated everyone she met as though they were the most important person in the world. there, she was happiest in her role when she could take action. the party they were out in the engagement they were going to or
throughout the hour. thank you, stephanie, jim and ayman. >>> joining me in the studio former u.s. ambassador to israel, martin, now at brookings. author of "bending history president obama's foreign policy." thanks to both. martin, we've seen this before. we've seen crease fires that hold and that don't hold. first of all, this is an unusual role because we've never seen the muslim brotherhood leader and now president of egypt brokering this and he taking responsibility as hillary clinton was very quick to point out for making sure it does hold. >> i think it's a hugely important development. first of all the cease-fire itself which means a relief for the citizens of gaza and the citizens of israel, which is important in itself and let's hope it holds, but the fact that this was brokered by the united states in the form of the secretary of state on one side and the democratically elected muslim brotherhood president of egypt on the other is a new post-arab spring development which bodes very well because there was always a question, the muslim brotherhood with its anti-israel, anti-western i
and if they had met previously. woman replied they had pat asked about the stay in the u.s. and inquired what she was doing in the hall way. the woman explained she was returning to indian why in a few days and hoped to glimpse of the president. pat arranged to be given a seat at the dinner so she could hear the speech as well as see the president. nixon then left the hall to continue on to the previous engagement. i used the story to begin the talk because i think it brings to light a couple of key points i wish to bring to light about pat nixon and her public role and the role of foreign diplomat. pat met the woman during her travel as second lead. the traveling she did as first and second lead was the past of the job as a political wife. second, this woman was not the wife a ambassador or statesman, she was just a young woman who had come to the united states come out first to see the second lead and come to the united states to study. pat didn't limit her contact on the travels to important people. she treated everyone she met as if they were the most important person in the world. the people
. democrats are also claiming another big win in virginia. tim kaine beat george allen in the race for u.s. senate. kaine won by 6% in one of the most closely watched and hotly contested races this year. also, one of the most expensive. news 4's megan mcgrath is live outside campaign headquarters in alexandria. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. here at kaine headquarters in alexandria, you can see the homemade sign that graces the window here. it says tim kaine, u.s. senate. kaine is attributing his success to this sort of grass roots support and enthusiasm. he thanked his supporters last night at a victory rally in richmond. this race received national attention when democrat jim webb announced his retirement. the republican party saw it as an opportunity to gain a seat in the senate, a seat previously held by george allen before he was succeeded by webb in 2006. now, millions of dollars was spent on negative tv ads. much of the money coming from groups outside of virginia. and here's what tim kaine had to say about all of that. >> our victory tonight proves it's the nu
by hour. we will be discussing this new information later in this hour with john bolton a former u.s. ambassador to the united nations. >> heather: lights are coming on for some in new york city while others are learning it could be weeks before their power is restored. mayor mike bloomberg on the latest recovery efforts and help cannot come soon enough for those living in hard hit areas of staten island. david lee miller is standing by with the very latest. >> reporter: let's start with conflicting information. there are reports at this hour that authorities have stopped the free distribution of free gasoline, gasoline from the department of defense that had been delivered to various parts of new york city by using tanker trucks and first responders were eligible to get that gas. i can tell you that here on staten island there is such a tanker truck and gasoline is being distributed to the general public as well as a separate line for first responders. at least here in staten island, free gasoline is available to the general public. authorities say they have at least 36 hour supply
granola thins. nature at its most delicious. >> the u.s. environmental protection say-die in kia overestimated their gas mileage on their vehicles for the past three years. both companies say they're sorry for the errors and that they will reimburse customers for the difference between the mileage figure that came in and the actual mileage figure. they blame it on procedural mistakes. most of the models will be reduced one or 2 mi. per gallon. kia and high are owned by the same company and say their plan to reimburse the people that bought the cars on last three, three years and the united states. it is expected to cost the company millions of dollars. >> and the poll this morning shows increasing support for ending california's death penalty. the initiative will be on tuesday's ballot. 42 percent support prop 34 which would in death penalty and support life in prison. 38 percent said they opposed the proposition and nearly one and five are still undecided. the poll found a majority of people found out that it cost more to it execute then keep them in jail. >> voters have the cho
down. we stress doing it in local currency. the other areas are u.s. high yield, which i still think is valuable. we do think spreads will contract and emerging market equities as well. >> jordan, what about you? how are you preparing for what could be an eventuality where we go over the cliff and we've got to deal with higher taxes and a slower economy? a lot of people expecting recession in 2013, if, in fact, this occurs. >> think about what works well in a slow-growth economy. consumer products companies do well. high dividend payers. you'll see 100 companies that have already declared dividends this month. those are the strongest companies in the market. those are the ones that can afford to buy back shares or invest in high r.o.e. projects next year. i wouldn't avoid them just thinking dividend taxes are going up. they're the strongest in the market. you also have energy infrastructure, which is paying about 6%. most of it is a return of principle. these are companies with some of the lowest cost of capital ever. high return projects, long-term contracts. the government is in su
:12. trial begins today for u.s. army soldier accused of a massacre of women and children in afghanistan. >>> the cheap tax rate that apple is paying on is overseas profits. we'll tell you why, when we return. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> here's a look at 87 in san jose headlights heading north, quiet don't have to teal with the fog one of the many areas that could -- to deal with the fog one of the many areas that could set record high temperatures. >>> 5:16. u.s. army staff sergeant accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the afghanistan war is due to appear today in a military courtroom. he could face th
critics yesterday still troubled about her comments following the u.s. attack in the u.s. consulate in benghazi that spring from a protest. she told "ac 360" that rice misled the american public. >> she would say that. she would have to say that because she began our meeting today admitting the representations of the video and the protests were wrong. and the impression left the american people misleading. >> senators graham and mccain are now more concerned than before they met with ambassador rice and are not willing still to consider her as secretary of state. >>> three mid-level managers at the garment factory that went up in flames in bangladesh are under arrest. they are accused of locking the main gate of the factory after the inferno broke out saturday. that fire killed more than 100 workers and injured more than 150 other people. several thousand people are mourning and protesting near that factory. >>> a deadly double car bombing in syria this morning. at least 29 people were killed in the blast that happened just outside the capital of damascus. a syrian human rights grou
information on the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. what the administration knew weeks in advance. it is all "happening now." jon: good morning to you right now on this thursday as we get some ominous news. more than 70 people are dead now in the aftermath of one the worst storms in recent history. from the east coast really to the great lakes, americans are struggling to try to get back to normal life but the trauma and damage from superstorm sandy will linger for a long time to come. good morning i'm john scott. jenna: everything is secondary to the families that lost so much. jon: there is so much misery out there. jenna: i'm glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. new york city first. more than 30 storm-related deaths happened here. the city restoring limited mass transit service today. major tunnels remain impasseable. you see in the top left corner of your screen is a tunnel there. gridlock is growing problem in the city when it comes to traffic, simply getting around. in new jersey, dwindling fuel is up price are triggering long lines there. some people without power
, including much of the western u.s. with the exception of perhaps the pacific northwest with a few showers. nothing they can't handle and there is going to be certainly a big swath of chilly air that we're going to deal with locally and some snow in the upper midwest. i think that snow will mainly affect eastern minnesota. the upper peninsula of michigan and maybe a section of wisconsin which, might be also an important state to keep an eye on. a little bit of snow for those areas, potentially, and quite a swath of chilly air from the northeast to the gulf coast states. 92 is -- that is that area of low pressure that is going to be the nor'easter and that deepens again as it comes up the coast on wednesday into wednesday night and thursday. so, we're not expect anything precipitation locally from that. here's an idea of what we're expecting. of course, the polls open in d.c. at 7 and close at 8n. virginia, they open at 6 and in maryland, they are open at 7 and a frosty start for most of us. you might have to take a second to scrape the windshield if you keep your car outside. we are expect
this. this is not right for us to live this way. >> u.s. marines joined the national guard troops distributing aid and helping residents begin the massive clean-up effort. >> the first couple of days were okay, then is losing house. then the anger started to boil. >> many coastal towns are off-limits to residents because of the dangerous conditions on the ground. in some communities like long beach, new york, recovery is a challenge with no heat, plumbing or safe drinking water. >> this is tough for long beach. nobody has seen this. >> new jersey, utility crews are making progress restoring electricity. 700,000 customers are still in the dark. long line for limited trains, ferry and fuel. gas rationing restrictions in effect in new jersey. drivers with license plate numbers can only buy on even days and odd plates on odd days. nor'easter on the way. >> get the power back on and keep it on as we look to another storm. >> toilets won't flush, food is rotting, trash in street. the garbage collectors can't handal it all. many residents are reluctant to leave. >> we'll stay on it. >> t
months, there has been no real recovery in the u.s. we barely kept up with population growth. if the participation rate had not fallen as sharply as we had, unemployment would still be in 12% range. a lot of people out there working, are working but part time instead of full time look they would like. it cannot continue this way very long. this is a tragic is, if you worry abouteople in the storm you do, you have to worry about theme without jobs for last 4 or 5 years, who lost ability to ever get back in the labor force, it is a tragic loss of a press our natural -- precious natural resource, i am at odds with what should be don lou: we're all sfrufl frustratey that. very few people talk about this that is. we have seen whites staying the same in unemployment. but the blacks and hispanics, their ratio have risen over the so-called recovery. what are we going to do here? this president should have been focused you would think, you would thinky this wouldn focused on black unemployment. >> you know, and jack kemp, and nald reagan, i did work with them, this is a natural for p
that tuesday. then on friday afternoon, i received word that the u.s. supreme court had granted a review on a petition by governor bush at the time to review the decision that we had made on the 21st. we had also had a crucial decision in the matter that we had made on thursday, thanksgiving day, having to do with the miami dade county recount. host: that decision was? guest: that we denied a petition for the court to order the canvassing board to continue a recount. canvassing board had made a decision on the wednesday night before thanksgiving to not continue at their account because they determine that there was not enough time within our extended deadline in which to continue and vote and we count the votes in miami dade county. they had sorted some 14,000 votes out that they considered had not been counted by the machines. getgore team treid ied to the court to come in. we cannot overlook the discretion that the canvassing board had decided to not continue the cal. we denied that petition. that was on thursday. the u.s. supreme court the next day granted review and set a briefing sc
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